Animesh Roul, "Recruitment drive - Islamist groups urge India's Muslims to join jihad," IHS Jane's Intelligence Review, March 2014
Jihadist discourse over the past year has exhorted India's sizeable Muslim population to participate in jihad, either abroad or targeting the Indian state.
Despite Indian nationals' involvement in transnational terrorist plots, and a substantial indigenous insurgent campaign through the late 2000s, Indian Muslims have typically avoided the jihadist call.
There is a risk that the more recent jihadist appeals will have greater success in enticing India's typically moderate and socially integrated Muslim population.
Transnational militant Islamist groups such as Al-Qaeda and its affiliates have been making increasingly strenuous efforts to attract India's sizeable Muslim population to global jihad.
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